Police: Suspect in New Hartford bank robbery same suspect from August robbery in Utica

By WKTV News

The man believed to have robbed the Bank of America in New Hartford on October 3 is the same man that robbed the Adirondack Bank in the City of Utica in August, authorities stated on Monday.

Shortly after 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, New Hartford Police were called to the Bank of America branch at 50 Genesee Street where authorities say a black male, roughly 6'2", thin build, with a thin mustache and wearing a light blue striped shirt, blue pants and blue ivy-style hat and passed the teller a note demanding money.

The clerk complied, as is company policy, and police say the suspect left the bank through the front entrance on Genesee Street. The suspect was last seen walking west up Genesee Street towards Route 5.

Monday, Utica Police Sergeant Steve Hauck said authorities believe the suspect from the New Hartford robbery is the same suspect that robbed the Adirondack Bank in downtown Utica around 3 p.m. On August 20.

If anyone has any information on these incidents, you are asked to call New Hartford Police at 315-724-7111 or Utica Police at 315-223-3510.

All calls will be kept confidential.

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